Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing can help strenghthen communities, personal resilience and reduce health and wellbeing inequalities by linking people to their own communities as a support to their health and well-being. It is a means of reducing isolation, raising self-worth and equipping people for self-care.

 

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING CORONAVIRUS NOTICE 

LCVS is taking a pragmatic and proportionate approach wherever possible during the current Coronavirus outbreak. The Social Prescribing teams are still working and supporting their participants by offering a specific tailored Lincolnshire Covid 19 response.

Referrals will still be accepted however our offer will be refined to ensure we meet Government guidance, we will continue to monitor the situation daily.

Our team may also be working from home during this time, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any queries.

For up-to-date information on the symptoms and how to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), see the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Person Centred

Social prescribing starts with the question, “what is important to you?” Recognising that health and wellbeing are about more than medicine.

Social Prescribing Link Workers support people to think about their goals, how they might move towards achieving them and what help they will need.

Community Based

Social prescribing always works with the local community, helping people to connect with what’s already going on around them. Social Prescribing Link Workers know about lots of organisations, clubs and activities that help people to achieve their goals. Where someone needs support to attend new activities the Link Worker may go along with them until they feel settled.

Lifestyle Choices

Social prescribing staff aim not only to help people join and settle into groups and clubs that suit their needs, but they also help them to feel more in control of their lifestyle by supporting them to make their own choices and decisions about their own health.

Who benefits from social prescribing?

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Anyone over the age of 18

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A person who has given their consent to the referral

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A person who is actively willing to engage in self-care/self-help activities

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A person who has been identified as requiring a non-clinical service

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Someone who is classed as having mild-moderate frailty

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Someone who is struggling in one way or another to manage some of their social issues

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Someone whose medical needs are managed or stable. This includes their physical and mental health.

How social prescribing can help you

Individuals

How does social prescribing help individuals?

Professionals

What do professionals/groups need to know?

Kathy's story

Kathy had two goals, to walk her dog and feel a sense of belonging in her community.
To achieve these goals, Kathy needed help with her confidence and physical strength.

MT's story

MT heard about social prescribing through her volunteering role with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and she self-referred to get help with transport to hospital in Nottingham for tests and an operation.
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NHS England Social Prescribing Podcast

Listen to the 18-minute NHS England podcast showcasing the work LCVS and partners are doing in Social Prescribing across Lincolnshire.

Listen Here

Meet the team

Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson

Social Prescribing Lead

Chey Brown

Chey Brown

Social Prescribing Lead

Emma Bancroft

Emma Bancroft

Coordinator

Elena O'Callaghan

Elena O'Callaghan

Boston PCN

Amanda Lacey

Amanda Lacey

Boston PCN

Calliandra Challis

Calliandra Challis

Boston Mental Health Transformation Team

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Boston Mental Health Transformation Team

Julie Simper

Julie Simper

Boston Mental Health Transformation Team

Vacant Post

Vacant Post

East Lindsey North & Mid PCN

Sonia Lewis

Sonia Lewis

Four Counties PCN

Sarah Saunders

Sarah Saunders

Four Counties PCN

Suzanne Willis

Suzanne Willis

Spalding and Deepings PCN

Janie McCormick

Janie McCormick

Spalding and Deeping PCN & AHSL South Lincs Rural PCN

Anna Patrick

Anna Patrick

AHSL South Lincs Rural PCN

Naomi Edwards-Sims

Naomi Edwards-Sims

Grantham PCN

Emma Colby

Emma Colby

Sleaford PCN

Joni Goodband

Joni Goodband

Grantham Mental Health Transformation Team

Sam Derby

Sam Derby

Grantham Mental Health Transformation Team

Penny Hallham

Penny Hallham

East Lindsey Mental Health Transformation Team

Sara Summers

Sara Summers

East Lindsey Mental Health Transformation Team

Social Prescribing Videos

Latest Social Prescribing News

Tracey’s Story – Social Prescribing

LCVS has been working with Tracy following a brain haemorrhage. This video highlights the importance social prescribing can have on a person, as she tells her story now that she has been able to take up knitting, following her hard work and the care that the team and...

NHS England showcases social prescribing in Lincolnshire

NHS England has produced an 18-minute podcast exploring the value of joined-up working between the health system and voluntary sector on social prescribing in Lincolnshire. The focus is on the Gainsborough pilot area. LCVS and VCS are working together with health...

Join the conversation to help those who need support

Community groups and businesses are being invited to get involved in a conversation about how everyone can work together to help those who need support. Integrated Neighbourhood Working in Stamford is already having a massive impact by empowering people to overcome...

Social Prescribing: Helping to connect people and increase wellbeing

Social Prescribing: Helping to connect people and increase wellbeing

The social prescribing team are now all in place across South, South West and East Lincolnshire. We have one goal, to connect people with activities in their own community so that their sense of belonging and wellbeing is increased. Our values are simple, our service...

Could you help people who are feeling lonely?

Could you help people who are feeling lonely?

Could you help someone who is feeling lonely by helping them to try new things and make new friends? A new scheme is being piloted in Stamford to train volunteers to mentor those who are struggling with isolation by accompanying them to social activities so they don’t...

Since you started coming I never know where Kathy is, she’s always out and about.

Family member of Kathy, who has been helped and supported by the Social Prescribing team.

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me, I don’t know what I would have done without you.

MT, who received support from a Social Prescribing Link Worker after an operation.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the social prescribing team in your area.

01205 314479

social-prescribing@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk

Contact LCVS

If you have any enquiries about our organisation or would like to find out more about one of our services, please do get in touch.

For general enquiries please call (01205) 510888 or email enquiry@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk.

For more information on our area offices, see the Contact Us page